Ever notice in grocery stores that there are always candy bars at the checkstand, and how tempting it is to just grab one buy it? Candy takes no time to add to an order and has a killer margin for the store. You can take that same principle of the add-on candy at the grocery store, and use it to make more money on your chip repair jobs.
Offering add-on services to windshield repair is a great way to get your customers to spend a little more and get extra value out of a job without adding a lot labor time. Here are our top 3 add-on offering you can start using right away to bring in extra revenue from your chip repair jobs.
Of all the add-ons you could offer, none make more sense than wiper blade replacement. It’s the perfect compliment to windshield repair, it’s a related service, it’s not overly complicated, but its just enough of a hassle that customers don’t mind paying someone to do it for them.
Stocking wiper blades is fairly cheap, and installing them takes very little time. After any job, it’s easy to offer a customer wiper blade replacement. Broach the subject by using questions like: “When’s the last time you got your wipers replaced?” Or “have you been seeing streaks when you turn your wiper blades on?”
Wiper blade replacement is five minutes of extra work that can easily add $25-$30 to any job.
Using Ritty you can easily create default pricing for miscellaneous items such as wiper blades and add it as a line item on any order.
Headlight restoration, or HLR, is another service that is easy to learn and has very little upfront cost for the right tools and supplies. Delta Kits offers several different startup HLR kits for shops looking to get into restoration.
One of the best ways to sell HLR is to have a restored headlight on hand to show customers. The difference between a dirty headlight and a restored one is stark and the comparison can be powerful motivator for a customer.
HLR can also be sold to area dealerships and car lots (nicer looking cars are more likely to sell) as well as truck and bus fleets.
In Ritty, it’s a snap to create and track custom labor hours that do not need be associated with parts or specific services. This means you can track just labor for HLR at custom rate and bill for it with no additional steps or setup.
During a windshield repair you have likely noticed more than a few vehicles with dents in the body. An offer to remove those dents without wrecking the paint could entice a lot of customers.
The variety of tools needed for each type of dent raises the initial investment for this service, but that can be reduced by specializing in certain kinds of dents and expanding as you go. This site has a lot great information on getting started with paintless dent repair.
As with HLR, you can charge purely for labor for paintless dent repair using Ritty, and are able to save the total charge as a custom line item to add to any order.